#Nature

Rise Up

Posted on Aug 30, 2017 in Animal

Spending some time trying to catch a dragonfly is a kind of meditation. Stay quiet and slowly after a dozens of tries you got something. Shot in Lac des Taillères, Neuchâtel, Switzerland.

Yesterday’s Gone

Posted on Jul 23, 2017 in Animal

Just behind my house on a Sunday evening, I’ve got the visit of this friendly female deer (I think so). Hopefully, I had my DSLR ready near me. Sometimes, you don’t need to go in the woods. Shot In Cronay, Vaud, Switzerland.

Ain’t Nothing Changed

Posted on May 20, 2017 in Animal

Catching a squirrel in a tree with a 400 mm lens without a tripod was a challenge. Hopefully, when you take the requiring time, you succeed. Shot in Doubs area, near La Chaux-De-Fonds, Switzerland

Another Day of Sun

Posted on Apr 19, 2017 in Landscape

The fields are yellow, green and brown. The nature is born again and you can feel the heat of the sun during your outdoor activities. Spring feelings

Shot from the St-Martin Tower, Molondin, Vaud, Switzerland.

Come

Posted on Dec 30, 2016 in Landscape

This the kind of mountain you hope to climb one day, it seems hard. I put its name on my bucket list and may be one day. It’s called Aiguille de la Tsa (3668 m), Shot from Satarma, Valais, Switzerland.

Silver Lining

Posted on Nov 27, 2016 in Animal

The Crest of Jura is full of Chamois. You need to wake up early, walk slowly and the most important be patient. It’s a kind of adventure to go out and hoping to shoot them. Shot in Vallée de Joux, Switzerland.

You Know My Name

Posted on Sep 30, 2016 in Animal

After hours of spotting I finally get this picture of an Heron (Ardeidae) attacking a great Egret. It was a quiet morning, near the Neuchâtel Lake. This spot is very well designed for photographer. If you come in this area don’t hesitate to visit it. Shot in Champ-Pittet, Vaud, Switzerland.

Eye in the Sky

Posted on Aug 26, 2016 in Animal

The Arctic stern is an bird who lives in the Northern parts of our planet. I had already met them in Patagonia. This time, I had the opportunity to catch a good picture of this aggressive and speedy bird. Shot in Billefjorden, Spitzberg, Svalbard

Space Oddity

Posted on Jan 18, 2016 in Landscape

The wake up after New Year’s party is always though. This year, I was in the mountain, when I woke up I see the golden lights between the clouds. I put my trekking clothes on and went into the nature. Totally worth it. This mountain is called the Petit Clocher du Portalet (2823 m). Shot in Praz-De-Fort, Valais, Switzerland.

My Silver Lining

Posted on Dec 22, 2015 in Landscape

This year the winter is not coming. It’s a pity. So we spend some time hiking in the nature. Shot near La Dôle (1677 m), Vaud, Switzerland.

Guaranteed

Posted on Sep 28, 2015 in Landscape

This mountain (Matterhorn, 4478 m) is a the subject for a lot of photographers. In this picture, I tried to give my own feeling of this tremendous place. Shot in the area of Sunnega (2228 m), above Zermatt, Valais, Switzerland.

Slow Life

Posted on Aug 30, 2015 in Landscape

After 3h30 of hiking we reach the top of the Mount Baselgia (2682 m). Just above the summit, we discovered this lakes, a gem hidden the Swiss National Park. Crystal clear water, wild cotton plants and quiet. Shot in Macun Lakes, National Park, Grison, Switzerland.

Heatwave

Posted on Jul 31, 2015 in Action

No hiking, no working, just eating and resting during one week. I had some great moments, like this trip at sunset in a old car. Shot on the road to Les Baux-De-Provence, France.

Desire

Posted on Jun 30, 2015 in Landscape

Hiking in the country side is really a way of living. Meeting your friends, walking on the top of a mountain, enjoying the view and going back and having a few beers. Maybe that’s the real life ? Shot from the top of the Millets (1886m).

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Nothing Changed

Posted on Mar 20, 2015 in Landscape

Sometimes I give myself a break during the week. As soon I get out of the job, I take my car and I go straight to the mountains. After a one hour of backcountry skiing and this kind of view your sleep is better. Shot last week, from the top of the Folly (1730m).

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Les Hautes Lumières

Posted on Feb 17, 2015 in Landscape

In a cold Sunday morning, I catch this unique landscape during a ski hike in the Jura area. During the night, all the tree became frozen. Shot in Prés-d’Orvin, Berne, Switzerland.

Something To Believe In

Posted on Jan 28, 2015 in Landscape

Over 20 centimeter of snow had fallen this night, we had to plan carefully our itinerary. We choose the safe way and we followed a snowy road just below the Petit Clocher du Portalet (2823 m). Shot in Praz-De-Fort, Valais, Switzerland.

Far From Any Road

Posted on Oct 28, 2014 in Landscape

Autumn is always a great season for going outside. The nature give us nice colors and light like this tree in a field. A minimalist picture from the beautiful Jura area. Shot near Aiguilles de Baulmes, Vaud, Switzerland

Aerials

Posted on Sep 28, 2014 in Landscape

On the right side of the picture is the south face of the Haute-Cime (3257m), part of the Dents-Du-Midi. This picture was shoot on the morning before the 4 hours trek to climb this peak. Shoot from the Col de Salanfe, Valais, Switzerland.

Life’s for The Living

Posted on Aug 26, 2014 in Landscape

There are places on this planet that I want to see once in my life. This beach was on the list. After a few hours of hiking we discovered this place that you can reach only by foot. It is very well-preserved and you can cross the path of others hikers who camps in this area. Shot in Kvalvika beach, Lofoten, Norway.

Kingdom Come

Posted on Jun 12, 2014 in Landscape

Sunrise at 6 A.M, the atmosphere was special. A cold morning after a short night of sleep. I was above three lakes, lake of Joux, Léman and Neuchâtel to see the first lights of the morning. A great experience that I like to share here. Shot from the top of Mont-Tendre (1679 m).

Stolen Dance

Posted on Mar 25, 2014 in Landscape

Backcountry skiing (with ski skins) offers you the most beautiful landscapes during the winter season. You leave the city and after less than one hour you can feel yourself in the mountains. On this picture you can see the Dent de Lys (2104 m) and in the background the Vanils, a famous mountains chain that I plan to cross this summer. Shoot from the top of Teysachaux, Switzerland. (1909 m)

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A Quantum of Sun

Posted on Feb 23, 2014 in Landscape

Starting from Lourtier we decided to climb up the Mont Rogneux (3084 m). On the way up we stopped at the Brunet Hut, to have a look of the surrounding mountains especially the Becca de Sery (2863 m), the sun was low so we have this wonderful shadows. Shot above Lourtier, in Val de Bagnes, Switzerland.

Reflektor

Posted on Jan 2, 2014 in Landscape

This a view of the Miroir d’Argentine (2422 m). I’m always happy to see it, I climbed his Northwest face this summer, no need to say that I’m very proud. It also a nice place to walk in the nature and you can get around it in a one day hike. I came back here this morning in backcountry ski and have a powder snow experience in this beautiful landscape. Shot in Solalex, above Villars, Switzerland.

Southern Snow

Posted on Dec 12, 2013 in Landscape

Beginning of the winter season, the first backcountry skiing expedition. The weather is not so snowy and cold here, but we have some wonderful landscapes. We expect more snow to come and we are really looking for it ! Shot near Solalex, above Gryon, Switzerland.

Ho Hey

Posted on Oct 29, 2013 in Landscape

We start our hike from l’Erié and we climb to the summit of the Grand Chavalard (2899 m). We met some alpine Ibex and this view on the valley of Rhone. Shot above Fully, Valais, Switzerland.

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Steal My Kisses

Posted on Sep 22, 2013 in Landscape

Sometimes you have a strange feeling when you visit a place. You feel that the place is unique and you want to share it with your friends and relatives. It’s not only this picture that I want to share, I would like to share the entire place. So, If you have a week or two days to spend somewhere, go into this place, hike around, I’m sure you’ll love it and please get back to me to say how much you liked it. Shot in Gran Paradiso National Park, near Aosta, Italy.

Something Biblical

Posted on Jul 1, 2013 in Landscape

We went on the top of one my favorite spot to have a outdoor dinner. During the meal the rain began. When we turned back we saw this rain clouds coming directly on us. We decided to climb down the mountain and going back home. It was a thrilling Tuesday evening. Shot from the top of the Dent de Jaman (1875 m), Switzerland.

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Heavenfaced

Posted on Jun 4, 2013 in Landscape

During a sunny walk on the Jura ridgeway, we cross so many landscapes. I stopped here and I tried to compose with the sky, the clouds, the forest and the herbs to create a natural mosaic. I used the work of the master Ansel Adams as a source of inspiration. Shoot between Staffelegg and Hauenstein, Switzerland.

Winter Winds

Posted on Dec 14, 2012 in Landscape

Another shot from the Lavaux, a few weeks later (see my previous post). This time, winter is coming. I tried to catch the unique atmosphere of this breathtaking place under the snow. It was a cold afternoon of december when the light went down very early in the day. Shot from the Route de la Corniche, near Epesses Switzerland.

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To Build a Home

Posted on Nov 6, 2012 in Landscape

During a perfect day of autumn, I went with a couple of friends in the Lavaux region. This area is part of the UNESCO world Heritage Sites since July 2007. You can cross the vineyards and enjoying the view on the Alps. On the left of the picture you can see, the Dent of Jaman (1875 m) , Tours d’Aï (2331 m) and the entry of the valley of Rhone. Shot from Chexbres, Switzerland.

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History book

Posted on Oct 9, 2012 in Landscape

The Aletsch Glacier, is the biggest glacier in the Alps. It was declared a UNESCO World Heritage since 2001. There is an easy walk that you can do along this beautiful place, it is well named “The Glacier trail“. I made it with a friend of mine who have never seen any glacier before, she was so amazed at the end ! Shot from Bettmerhorn, Switzerland.

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Cold Summer

Posted on Sep 4, 2012 in Landscape

The Vatnajökull is a glacier. It’s one of the largest in area in Europe. It’s located in Skatafell National Park in Iceland. After a hiking trip with my friend we sat and had a meal with this breathtaking view.

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Knights Of Cydonia

Posted on Jul 12, 2012 in Landscape

I organise an expedition to climb my first 4k (4000), we choose the Wiessmies (4017 m) above Saas-Grund, Switzerland. Five of my friends and I woke up at 4 o’clock in the morning to reach the top. The target was to be back to the hut before 12 o’clock. It was a huge success and everybody were proud of their efforts and glad at the end.

Frozen

Posted on Mar 11, 2012 in Landscape

Almost abstract image taken on the Perito Moreno in Patagonia, Argentina. The idea is to express the simple beauty of this huge glacier during a blue sky day.

Wild and Wasted Waters

Posted on Feb 29, 2012 in Landscape

This is the first picture of a serie about my last trip in Patagonia. In the background you can see the Cerro Torre (3128 m). This picture was shooted at Laguna Torres, Parque Nacional Los Glaciares, Argentina.

We Own The Sky

Posted on Dec 15, 2011 in Landscape

It was a cold and grey day, we walked across the forest, not enough snow for ski hiking, we reached the top, opened a bottle of wine and waited a moment. The clouds went away and we enjoyed the view. Shot from the top of Dent de Vaulion (1482 m), Vaud, Switzerland.

Battery Kinizie

Posted on Nov 27, 2011 in Landscape

Starting from L’Erie then the Col de Fenestral (2453. m), we reached the Lac Supérieur de Fully. Shot above Fully, Valais, Switzerland.

It’s Oh So Quiet

Posted on Oct 28, 2011 in Landscape

After a few hours of walk across a beautiful forest in the south of Switzerland, we reached this lake. We had the chance to see a blue sky behind the clouds. Shot at Lago di Mognola (2003 m), Ticino, Switzerland.

Hide and Seek

Posted on Aug 8, 2011 in Close Up

Small, discreet, you have to be vigilant to find this small fungi called Boletus. Shot in a forest near la Lécherette, Switzerland.

Your Protector

Posted on Jul 2, 2011 in Landscape

Shot in the Sequoia Park, California, USA. Massive old trees in this beautiful forest. During this walk we also met “General Sherman” the biggest tree on earth, 2200 years old.

Weekday Escape

Posted on Jun 15, 2011 in Landscape

Shot on the road the between the Death Valley and lake Isabella, California, USA. Joshua Trees and local flora create this unique sunset atmosphere.

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All Along the Watchtower

Posted on Feb 9, 2011 in Landscape

Shot from the top of Mont-Tendre, near Mollendruz, Switzerland. This mountain is the highest in the Jura Vaudois area. On the right side, in the fog, the City on Lausanne. In the background, the Alps.

What Goes Around Comes Around

Posted on Jan 25, 2011 in Landscape

It’s always hard to wake up early in the sunday morning but it’s often worth the effort.

Starting from Les Paccots, we went to Pralet then we reached the Col de Lys in Switzerland. At the top we enjoyed the view, the ambience, the effort… I try to recreate this feelings on this 360° panorama.

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Last Rays of The Day

Posted on Jan 5, 2011 in Landscape

Shot in Châtel-Sur-Montsalvens near Bulle, Switzerland. On a relax moment, taking fresh air after a Christmas meal. From this point of view surrounding the lake of Gruyère, you can see on the left : Le Moléson, on the right : Le Bifé and in between : Gibloux.

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Morning has broken

Posted on Nov 2, 2010 in Landscape

It was 6h30 in a cold morning of autumn. I was with my uncle in the forest, hoping to see and take pictures of wild animals. Nothing happens except this great sunrise. Shot in a forest near Mauraz, Switzerland.

The Calm Blue Lake

Posted on Jul 20, 2010 in Landscape

After 2h30 of walking instead of 1h because I had the great idea to take a custom path, I discovered this breathtaking view. This is the lake of Joux shot from the Dent De Vaulion, Switzerland.

Autumn feelings

Posted on Oct 31, 2009 in Close Up

It’s autumn, the leafs turns to red, brown and yellow. Spider webs play with the morning light. Shot in a forest near Puidoux, Switzerland

Family Affair

Posted on Oct 20, 2009 in Animal

Animals have family relations too. The grey one is a child swan. He seems to be malicious in this picture, and his father (or mother) looks serious. Shot in Dorigny, Lausanne, Switzerland.

Agitated gulls

Posted on Oct 19, 2009 in Animal

This week-end I went back to the Lake Leman shore, near Dorigny, Lausanne, Switzerland. I focused on the animals and tried to “avoid” the beautifuls landscapes. I saw a few animals and I will share it with you during the next few days.

Touch the clouds from the top

Posted on Oct 14, 2009 in Landscape

Imagine a place where the only reason to go is the food. I was there, it’s call Chiboz and it’s in Switzerland after 20 minutes driving one a tight road in the mountains you arrive in a cosy place to eat. In front of the restaurant I shot this landscape and for the first time I use my polarizator filter. No saturation added in the HDR processing. The food was great.

Sunshine from the temple

Posted on Oct 7, 2009 in Landscape

Take from the Prasat temple near Siem Reap, Cambodgia. It’s quite popular to watch the sunshine on the temple. It’s totally worth it, a peaceful moment after a hot day visiting temples.

Another shadowed green pond

Posted on Sep 21, 2009 in Landscape

In the same serie than a few of my recents pictures, I continue to work on water, shadow and green scenery. This time with this nice weather, I’ve got a cool reflect that I doesn’t except. Shoot in Saint-Blaise, Neuchâtel, Switzerland.

Green plant in a shadowed pond

Posted on Sep 2, 2009 in Landscape

Believe it or not, this picture has been taken in the Lausanne cemetery not very far from the place where the picture called End of a summer day has been shot.

At first, I planned to shot an HDR based on 3 RAW. Afer a few minutes on the spot I noticed that the water is moving, so 3 RAW can’t make it. So I use the one RAW technic. In this picture, I concentrate my attention on the green plant which is in the shadow. I’m pretty happy with the result.

Hello Kitty

Posted on Feb 27, 2009 in Animal

Blue eyes and pretty face. It’s hard to keep a cat quiet with the right ray of light. Pretty happy with this result.

Red trees

Posted on Jan 31, 2009 in Landscape

A alley of trees near the port of Vancouver, Canada. The special effect is a built-in function of the IXUS called “color accent”.